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April 29, 2024

Gov Alia promises to clear backlog of salaries, pensions, gratuity

Benue kidnapped commissioner

Gov Alia

...grants automatic employment to 39 science graduates

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

Gov Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has promised to clear the backlog of salaries, pensions and gratuity he met on assumption of office.

The Governor gave the assurance while addressing the crowd at the Thanksgiving Mass/Reception organised in his honour by his Jechira Intermediate Area “Ityo i Jechira” at the St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Iorkighir, Tse Agberagba, in Konshisha Local Government Area, LGA of the State.

The Governor also announced the offer of automatic employment to 39 graduates of Science-related courses in the parish.

He clarified that aside the 39 graduates who were identified during the Thanksgiving Mass, graduates from other fields would also benefit from the gesture.

He said “My administration would clear the arrears we inherited from our predecessors, pay pensions and gratuities.

“I must state that in the last 11 months we have recorded remarkable achievements in human capital development, same as in socio-economic, infrastructure, agriculture, health, security sectors amongst others.”

The Governor restated his call on former governors of the state to “stop interfering in our administration if they do not have anything meaningful to contribute to the development of the state.”

He commended his people for standing behind him and promised to deliver on his campaign promises.

While assuring that his administration would not relent in curbing insecurity in the state Governor Alia appealed to the people to always protect their communities by reporting all suspicious movements and strange faces to the authorities.

The Chairman of the occasion, Senator Barnabas Gemade said Jechira Federal Constituency resolved to support their son, Governor Alia to ensure the success of his administration because God chose him.

Earlier, Chairman, Central Planning Committee of the occasion, Aseer Hyongo decried the number of checkpoints mounted on the roads in the State.

He urged security agencies to support traditional rulers to stem insecurity in the communities instead of focusing mainly on the roads.

He said the people of Jechira would continue to thank God who knew why the Federal Constituency always produced a priest as governor anytime the lot fell on them to do so.